Burkina Faso


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Burkina Faso

Bur·ki·na Fa·so

 (bər-kē′nə fä′sō) Formerly Up·per Vol·ta (ŭp′ər vŏl′tə, vōl′-, vôl′-)
A landlocked country of western Africa. It was a French protectorate from 1896 until 1960, when it gained its independence. The name of the country was officially changed in 1984. Ouagadougou is the capital and the largest city.

Burkina Faso

(bɜːˈkiːnəˈfæsəʊ) or

Burkina

n
(Placename) an inland republic in W Africa: dominated by Mossi kingdoms (10th–19th centuries); French protectorate established in 1896; became an independent republic in 1960; consists mainly of a flat savanna plateau. Official language: French; Mossi and other African languages also widely spoken. Religion: mostly animist, with a large Muslim minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Ouagadougou. Pop: 17 812 961 (2013 est). Area: 273 200 sq km (105 900 sq miles). Former name (until 1984): Upper Volta

Bur•ki•na Fa•so

(bərˈki nə ˈfɑ soʊ)
n.
a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 11,575,898; 106,111 sq. mi. (274,827 sq. km). Cap.: Ouagadougou. Formerly, Upper Volta.
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Noun1.Burkina Faso - a desperately poor landlocked country in western AfricaBurkina Faso - a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
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(22) Caleb Weiss, "AQIM takes Australian couple hostage in northern Burkina Faso," FDD's Long War Journal, January 16, 2016.
WASHINGTON: The World Bank gave approval to a credit of $50 million equivalent and IDA grant of $25 million equivalent to improve the financial sustainability of the energy sector in Burkina Faso.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a EUR 107 million Murabahah financing agreement to finance Burkina Faso 2017/2018 cotton season with SOFITEX, the national cotton company, as executing agent.
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Cayetano issued the warning after Russian authorities foiled a planned terrorist attack in Moscow and after a shooting incident killed 17 in Burkina Faso.
EDT - Burkina Faso's Communication Minister Remi Dandjinou confirmed three militants who attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in the country's capital Ouagadougou have been killed by security forces, (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-burkina-security-hostages-idUSKCN1AU0B5?il=0) Reuters reported.
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SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has been selected to lead a project to extend high-speed communications infrastructure throughout Burkina Faso, the company said.
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By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 June 2017: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met his Burkina Faso counterpart, Alpha Barry, to discuss bilateral relations, according to a statement released by Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zaid Thursday.
ARAB NEWS Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO of ITFC, and Hadizatou Rosine Coulibaly, minister of economy, finance and development and IDB governor for Burkina Faso sign pact.
La selection du Burkina Faso sera privee des services des deux joueurs Jonathan Zongo et Jonathan Pitroipa lors du match du quart de finale de la CAN 2017, samedi a Libreville, pour blessure, rapportent mardi la presse burkinabee.